The all-new Ford Kuga is set to shatter the myth that an SUV cannot be efficient, safe, high-tech and capable all at once. The Kuga will be launched in the second quarter of 2013 in Malaysia. The estimated selling price is around RM 168,000 on-the-road with insurance in Peninsular Malaysia for private owner. The pre-bookings started since 10 May 2013.
Ford’s newest SUV is the centrepiece of the company’s strategy to expand into one of the fastest-growing segments by offering high levels of fuel efficiency and safety, as well as segment-leading smart technologies and a surprising array of standard features.
The all-new Ford Kuga’s other smart features include:-
- 1.6L EcoBoost petrol engine with 132kW with 240Nm of torque
- Hands-free power liftgate opens with a wave of your foot beneath the rear bumper – no need to fumble for the key when your hands are full
- Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, including exclusive Torque Vectoring Control for more precise handling
- Segment-first voice-activated Ford SYNC connectivity
“Customers today are chasing value-for-money and the all-new Ford Kuga delivers,” said David Westerman, regional manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations. “With the EcoBoost petrol engine standard in the all-new Kuga Titanium, customers now have even more reasons to consider the all-new Ford Kuga.”
Apart from a range of new features and enhanced driving ability, the all-new Ford Kuga has much improved packaging and more interior space, which has been achieved with the same 2690mm wheelbase as the previous model, the Ford Escape.
Much of this added space in the all-new Ford Kuga has been devoted to the rear passenger compartment and luggage area to ensure the SUV is a complete family vehicle during the week and has room enough to be a spacious lifestyle getaway vehicle at weekends.